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Lawrence Tech honors corporate partners at Jan. 30 ceremony

Release Date: January 31, 2014
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The five speakers at the opening of LTU’s Corporate Partners Recognition Wall were (L-R) LTU President Virinder Moudgil, LTU Board chairman Lloyd Reuss, MaryAnn Wright, Vincent Down and Robert Trecapelli.

Lawrence Technological University has introduced the new LTU Corporate Partners Recognition Wall for significant corporate relationships that enhance educational and career opportunities for students and alumni. Thirty-six partners on the inaugural roster have their logos displayed inside the main entrance of the Buell Management Building en route to the president’s office, and 27 were represented at the ceremony held on Jan. 30.

Selection as an LTU Corporate Partner is based on significant support in four areas: academic programming, applied research and industry-sponsored projects, career pathways for LTU graduates, and a strong history of philanthropic support.

The inaugural roster of LTU Corporate Partners includes Aramark Higher Education, AT&T, AVL, Barnes & Noble College, Barton Malow, Chase, the Chrysler Foundation, Chrysler LLC, Comerica, Consumers Energy, Denso, DTE Energy, Dow, Eaton, Federal Mogul, Ford Motor Company Fund, Grant Thornton, General Motors, Harley Ellis Devereaux, Huntington, IBM, ITC Holdings Corp., Johnson Controls, JPRA Architects, Kahn, Lear Corporation, Lockheed Martin, Masco Corporation Foundation, Meritor, Michigan First Credit Union, Microsoft, Nissan, Roush, Siemens, Toyota and Walbridge.

“Over the years our corporate partners have played a significant role in helping our students meet their educational goals and get a head start on their careers,” said LTU President Virinder Moudgil. “Highlighting the significant contributions of our corporate partners points out the value of an LTU education and career opportunities that so often result from internships, co-ops or projects prior to graduation.”

Other speakers at the recognition ceremony were:

• Lloyd Reuss, chairman of LTU’s Board of Trustees.
• MaryAnn Wright, an LTU trustee who is vice president of engineering and product development at Johnson Controls Power Solutions.
• Vincent Dow, an LTU trustee and alumnus who is vice president and chief engineer for Distribution Operations at DTE Energy.
• Robert Trecapelli, an LTU alumnus who is director of Digital Innovation/PLM/EPIC at Ford Motor Company.

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Thirty-six LTU Corporate Partners have their logos displayed on the recognition wall on the way to the president's office.

To learn more about partnering with LTU, see www.ltu.edu/partners or email partnerships@ltu.edu.